More than 210 reports from 12 states
The AMS received more than 210 reports so far about a fireball event that occurred over Connecticut and New York on October 8th, 2020 around 19:22 EST (October 9th, 02:22 Universal Time). The AMS #2020-5441 event was mainly seen from the Connecticut and New York but we also received reports from Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Québec.
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Trajectory & Video
While this event is still under investigation, the preliminary trajectory computed based on all the reports submitted to the AMS so far shows that the fireball was travelling from East to West and ended its visible flight somewhere sought of Poughkeepsie, NY.
The event has been caught on a dashcam and share on twitter by @LakewoodScoop:
Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day. The vast majority of these, however, occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions, and a good many are masked by ...